Tag Archives: User: chococat

Waltz #2 by chococat

Waltz #2 is a pretty if downbeat acoustic ballad, with lovely harmonizing.

It’s a cover of a Elliott Smith tune. The lyrics, and the biographical details behind them, are dark.

People Got to Be Free by chococat

People Got to Be Free is a Moog-based 80’s synthpop take on the 1960’s song by The Rascals, like that crossed with the krautrock of Kraftwerk’s “The Model.”

Circles by chococat

Circles sounds like a 90’s alt-rock tune, with lofi fuzzy guitars and a singer who does sound a bit like TMBG, as peterkins pointed out.

Stain by chococat

Stain is a nifty rock song, with a man singing in falsetto, and nice layers.

Meanest Words by chococat

Meanest Words is a pretty song with some sick burns! It’s a sad acoustic song about a couple fighting, with a melodica. Er. The song is accompanied by a melodica. They’re not fighting with the melodica. Obviously. (cough)

Heroin by chococat

Heroin is a garage rock cover of the Velvet Underground song, primarily singing and a guitar. (Though, there is a high-pitched drone.)

You Still Look Like You Did Before by chococat

You Still Look Like You Did Before is a bluegrass song, with upbeat music, melancholy lyrics, harmonizing backup vocals, and banjo by ORthey.

I’m surprised that it’s not the only song with the tags bluegrass or washboard, considering what I thought I knew about my music tastes when I started this podcast.

I Said It All by chococat

I Said It All is a lovely bit of lofi garage rock, done for a Music Challenge – it uses only two chords.

Little Red Corvette by chococat

Little Red Corvette is a fun rockabilly cover of the Prince song.

Watching the Detectives by chococat

Watching the Detectives is a lovely take on the Elvis Costello classic – acoustic, but with a touch of reggae in the background.

Sorry for the delay! I lost track of the queue of songs I’d posted, and Metric’s new “Synthetica” album has grabbed me and won’t let go. I highly recommend it!

You’re Just New by chococat

You’re Just New has somewhat sappy lyrics and cheesy synths, but I think it’s cute.

Hopelessly Devoted to You by chococat

I remembered the movie Grease as being bubblegum pop songs about teenage love. chococat watched and paid attention to an oft-neglected song, and noticed that Hopelessly Devoted to You is actually sorta dark and stalker-ish, and made a cover that emphasized that aspect.

You can compare it to the original version. The lightness doesn’t quite shake the tone of the cover for me, but your mileage may vary.